The World’s First Cord Blood Recipient Delivers Life-Saving Cord Blood to 2-year-old Leukaemia Patient

First Cord Blood

Matthew Farrow, the world’s first ever umbilical cord blood recipient, has personally delivered a life-saving cord blood sample to a 2-year-old leukaemia patient from Orlando, Florida.   Matthew’s receives the world’s first cord blood transplant Matthew was five years old when his parents made the brave decision to allow an international team of medics to use a cord blood stem cell transplant to treat their son’s Fanconi Anaemia, a life limiting inherited bone marrow failure syndrome (IBMFS). Children with Fanconi Anaemia suffer from a range of symptoms including bleeding and…

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